Following President Obama’s historic recent endorsement of same-sex marriage; Jay-Z has come out in support of the President and marriage equality.
In a recent interview, Jay-Z stated that he believed the ban of same-sex marriage was, “something that was still holding the country back,” while comparing the opposition of gay marriage to racial discrimination:
“What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
When asked if he thought Obama’s pro gay-marriage stance might lose the President votes in the coming election, Jay-Z said: “I think it’s the right thing to do… it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”